Introducing PA 11, the newest plastic used in our wings, which offers several benefits from production quality to general use. Nylon 11 or Polyamide 11 (PA 11) is a polyamide, bioplastic and a member of the nylon family of polymers produced by the polymerization of 11-aminoundecanoic acid.
One of the most significant advantages of PA 11 is its behaviour under curve loading. Due to its exceptional performance, PA 11 allows for a thinner diameter compared to traditional plastic, resulting in a lighter canopy. With a lighter canopy, wings are more efficient and manoeuvrable, allowing pilots to perform better.
PA 11’s unique feature sets it apart from traditional plastic – it is delivered straightened, unlike traditional plastic, which comes on a spool rolled up. This can cause a memory effect, curving the plastic in unwanted shapes with deviations in temperature and humidity, leading to changes in length and strength, resulting in an improperly tuned wing.
On the other hand, PA 11 is less prone to changes in length and strength with variations in temperature and humidity, making it more reliable and accurate in performance. This ensures your wing is tuned to its perfect and desirable combination at any given point.
We’ve implemented PA 11 in our latest wings with more than satisfactory results. Our wings are now more efficient, lighter, and perform better, making them popular among pilots.
In conclusion, PA 11 is a remarkable addition to our wing materials, with significant advantages over traditional plastic in performance and reliability. If you’re a pilot looking for a wing that is more efficient, lighter, and performs better, then our PA 11 wings are an excellent choice for you.